As children return to school, we know you may be looking for some great, grade-level reading. We've put together book lists to help you find the perfect reads for your child.
For younger grades, it is important to find a "just right fit" book. How can you do that? Try the five-finger rule! Pick a book, and have your child read a page. If they struggle with more than five words on the page, that book may be too hard. If they easily read every word, then the book may be too easy. A "just right fit" book should have 2 or 3 new or challenging words per page.
It is essential to read aloud with children in kindergarten. Children in kindergarten may also begin reading easy readers, picture books, or non-fiction books independently.
Children in first grade may be reading easy readers, beginning chapter books, picture books, and non-fiction.
Children in second grade may be reading easy readers, beginning chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction.
Do your kids have books to recommend? Share their favorites in the comments!